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Further reading

The list consists of core and optional readings and acts as a general reference list in relation to the teaching materials. Sources for the core reading are shown in bold and core extracts from these are provided in the module reading pack. The list and pack have recently been updated. Please contact career.studies@warwick.ac.uk for a copy if you have not received it and would like a copy.


Bowman, H., Hodkinson, P. and Colley, H. (2005) Employability and careers progression for full-time UK Masters students, Manchester: HECSU.

Cochran, L. (1990a) The sense of vocation: a study of career and life development, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Cochran, L. (1990b) Narrative as a paradigm for career research, in R.A. Young & W.A. Borgen (Eds.), Methodological approaches to the study of career, New York, NY: Praeger.

Cochran, L. (1997) Career counselling: a narrative approach, London: Sage.

Goffman, E. (1961/1968) Asylums: essays on the social situation of mental patients and other inmates, London: Penguin.

Hodkinson, P. (2009) Understanding career decision-making and progression: careership revisited, Career research and development: the NICEC journal, 21: 4-17.

Hodkinson, P., Sparkes, A.C. and Hodkinson, H. (1996) Triumphs and tears: young people, markets and the transition from school to work, London: David Fulton.

Holland, J.L. (1997) Making vocational choices: a theory of vocational personalities and work environments (3rd edition), Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources.

Inkson, K. (2007) Understanding careers: the metaphors of working lives, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Krumbolz, J.D. (1996) A learning theory of career counseling, in M.L. Savickas & W.B. Walsh (Eds.), Handbook of career counseling theory and practice, Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

Mitchell, L.K. and Krumboltz, J.D. (1996) Krumboltz’s learning theory of career choice and counseling, in D. Brown, L. Brooks and associates, Career Choice and Development (3rd edition), Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.

Law, B. (1981) Community interaction: a ‘mid-range’ focus for theories of career development in young adults, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 9 (2): 142-158.

Patton, W. & McMahon, M. (1999) Career development and systems theory: a new relationship, Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Savickas, M.L. (1995a) Examining the personal meaning of inventoried interests during career counseling, Journal of career assessment, 3 (2): 188-201.

Savickas, M.L. (1995b) Constructivist counseling for career indecision, Career development quarterly, 43: 363-373.

Savickas, M. L. (2007) The self in vocational psychology, www.vocopher.org/selfflv/self.html (accessed 23rd March 2012).

Savickas, M.L. (2009) Career-style counseling, in T.J. Sweeney (ed.) Adlerian counselling and psychotherapy (5th edition), New York, NY: Routledge.

Sharf, R.S. (2010) Applying career development theory to counseling (5th edition), Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Super, D.E. (1963) Self-concepts in vocational development, in D.E. Super, R. Starishevesky, N. Matlin, and J.P. Jordaan, Career development: self-concept theory, New York, NY: College Entrance Examination Board.

Super, D.E. (1982) Self-concepts in career development: theory and findings after thirty years, paper presented to the International Association for Applied Psychology, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Super, D.E. (1990) A life-span, life-space approach to career development, in D. Brown, L. Brooks, and Associates, Career choice and development (2nd edition), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Super, D.E. (1992) Towards a comprehensive theory of career development, in D.H. Montross and C.J. Shinkman (Eds.), Career development: theory and practice, Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Super, D.E., Savickas, M.L., & Super, C.M. (1996) The life-span, life-space approach to careers, in D. Brown & L. Brooks (Eds.), Career choice and development (3rd edition), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Walsh, W.B. (1996) Career counseling theory: problems and prospects, in M.L. Savickas and W.B. Walsh (Eds.), Handbook of career counseling theory and practice, Palo Alto, CA: Davies-Black.


Additional materials
This document was requested on the module forum and has been published with the author's permission. It provides an example of designing a theoretically-informed career education activity.

Reynolds Learning about Career